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Faculty and students collaborating around a table

Haverford is consistently considered among the top academic institutions in the country.

Our rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration, and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.

Lara Swimmer

Haverford College at a Glance

Student Body


total enrollment


of all students identify as people of color

  • 9.9% Black/ African American
  • 13% Latino/a/e
  • 25.4% Asian American


US citizens and permanent residents identify as people of color

  • 10.1% Black/ African American
  • 14% Latino/a/e
  • 19.6% Asian American

The Class of 2027

  • 43.9% Mid-Atlantic
  • 8.2% Pacific
  • 12.2% New England
  • 15.7% International
  • 10.4% South
  • 6.4% Midwest
  • 2.7% Mountain West
  • 0.5% Puerto Rico & Territories

View the Class of 2027 Profile


Class size: % of classes with...

  • fewer than 10 37% (37%)
  • fewer than 20 71% (71%)

Popular Majors

  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science


student:faculty ratio


full-time faculty with highest degree in their fields


students living on campus.


students who play an intercollegiate sport


faculty living on campus.


students who study abroad

Students have access to a tremendous intellectual community.

As a Haverford student, you are free to take classes at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, and the University of Pennsylvania offers a Accelerated Masters Program in engineering; study for four years at Haverford, then two or three semesters at Penn, and receive a Bachelor of Science from Haverford and a Master’s in Engineering from Penn.

students approaching the blue bus to head to bryn mawr college

Students catch the Blue Bus, a free shuttle that runs between the Haverford and Bryn Mawr campuses.

Diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism are vital dimensions of Haverford's community and mission.

It is important to us to create spaces that are not just welcoming of all, but that recognize and uphold the value of every person.

Access & Diversity at Haverford

Our community is close-knit: 98% of students and 40% of faculty live on campus.

Haverfordians truly share a common experience. There is no anonymity here—you will be a valued member of the community and your contributions will be felt.

city hall at the end of broad street in philadelphia

Downtown Philadelphia is just 8 miles from our stunningly beautiful campus.

The train station across from the campus entrance makes it easy to take advantage of all that Philadelphia, the 6th largest city in the US, has to offer – whether that be social, historical, and cultural experiences, jobs, or internships.

Alexandra Iglesia '21
Haverford students and faculty in Trinidad

Our Academic Centers take you beyond the traditional classroom.

Whether your research takes place on campus or across the globe, the Centers provide funding and support for those who want to design their own high-level scholarship and engage directly with what they are studying.

Thanks to a partnership between the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, students from Jonathan Wilson’s “Economic Botany” class spent spring break in Trinidad and Tobago on an experiential-learning study tour.

A student stands at a microphone in front of the student body

Students have a strong voice in the College's operations.

In addition to independently governing the Honor Code, students serve on hiring committees, manage budgets, and run more than 150 clubs and organizations. They are colleagues in stewarding the institution and experience an unparalleled degree of freedom and responsibility. Reflections of the trust we have in our students include unproctored exams, the absence of RAs in dorms, 24-hour lab access, and the lack of an admission enrollment deposit.

Rebecca Mu Jie Chang '19 addresses the student body during Plenary at Haverford College.

Abigail Harrison '19

We strive to make Haverford's education accessible regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Haverford meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Haverford is also committed to minimizing debt upon graduation, including a no-loans policy for students with family income below $60,000/year.

  • 49%

    receive some form of financial aid

  • 44%

    receive a college grant

  • $62,237

    average total grant aid

Haverford students start their college careers with instant friends and mentors.

"Customs" is our unique orientation program. The first week of college is spent bonding with your Customs Group—and they continue to support you throughout your first year of college and well beyond.

A grid of Haverford College alumni faces

Where do Haverford students go after graduation? Anywhere they want.

A liberal arts education is the best professional preparation. The skills, knowledge, and critical thinking you develop at Haverford can be applied to myriad fields and careers. As a Ford, you automatically stand out in the world, and are better able to inform, heal, and improve it.

Beyond Haverford

What's Next?


Haverford College provides an extraordinary setting for one's education. f you're able to make it to campus, you can choose from information sessions, student-led tours, and self-guided tours. If you can't make it to campus, you can join us for a virtual event like a Q&A with a counselor or a student-led virtual tour.



The Admission process at Haverford is conducted as a comprehensive, holistic review in which each application is treated personally and individually, with extraordinary care and attention to detail.


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